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Your chance to win £25,000 by paying your council tax with Direct Debit

A new prize draw promotion launched by Lambeth Council is offering Lambeth residents the opportunity to win £25,000 by paying their council tax by Direct Debit.

The draw is being run in conjunction with Bacs Payment Schemes Ltd (Bacs), the organisation responsible for Direct Debit.

To be in with a chance to win, residents must register to pay their council tax bill by Direct Debit by 5pm on 15 July 2010, either by: returning a completed paper Direct Debit Instruction to their local council, or signing up to Direct Debit via their council’s website www.lambeth.gov.uk/counciltax or over the telephone 0345 302 2312.

Residents who already pay their council tax bill by Direct Debit will be automatically entered into the prize draw.

Speaking on behalf of the council David Ashmore, Divisional Director of Revenues and Benefits said:

“There are huge benefits to paying council tax bills by Direct Debit for both council tax payers and the council. For residents Direct Debit is a safe and secure payment method which will save them time, and offers peace of mind that they will not miss a payment.

“For the councils, processing Direct Debits generates long term cost savings which can contribute to enhancing council services to the benefit of residents.

“As council tax bills begin to reach Lambeth households, we are encouraging as many people as possible to switch to pay their council tax by Direct Debit and be in with the chance of winning £25,000 or to have their council tax paid for the year. Further information about the prize draw will be included with council tax bills sent in March”.

In addition to the main £25,000 prize, Lambeth Council will be offering their residents an additional prize of having their council tax paid for a year.

The £25,000 winner will be drawn on 20 July 2010. Local Lambeth second prize winners will be drawn on 20 July 2010 and notified within 14 days.

To find out more on how to sign up to Direct Debit and be automatically entered into the free prize draws visit www.ddwinner.com or contact Lambeth Council.

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